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Thruster Systems for Improving the Maneuverability And Position-Keeping Capability of Floating Objects

AuthorsOosterveld, M.W.C., Oortmerssen, G. van
Conference/JournalOffshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas, USA
Date1 May 1972
This paper deals with investigations performed at the Netherlands Ship Model Basin on thrusters which are able to improve the manoeuvrability and position-keeping ability of vessels and other floating objects. The characteristics of these thrusters (thrust and power at different angles of attack, transverse forces and moments) are discussed.

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